Tag Archives: youth

Back to School

As area kids head back to school, some will carry more than notebooks and No. 2 pencils. About 20 percent of children have a mental illness--or will have one in the near future. And even for students without a mental illness, the start of a new school year can bring emotions too big to handle. …
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Handle With Care

It's tragically easy for a child to slip through the cracks. Dr. Allison Sampson-Jackson showed an audience how many different people and organizations could fail to help an abused child. During a workshop on trauma and resilience, Sampson-Jackson used a hypothetical boy named Henry to show how clergy, daycare providers, teachers, principals, social workers and…
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Learning to Help

A growing number of American youth exhibit signs of mental illness or substance abuse, and it can be difficult for adults to understand the difference between teenage angst and behavioral health issues. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of American children with depression don’t receive treatment. When adults are trained to recognize the signs of mental…
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